Sprint may launch the BlackBerry Playbook on May 8
Sprint’s version of RIM’s BlackBerry Playbook (complete with support for WiMax, Sprint’s 4G) was announced back in January, but since then we haven’t heard much about it, even as the ‘generic’ Playbook has become available in the meantime.
As for a launch date for Sprint’s Playbook, all we had up until now was a rather vague ‘summer’ time frame. Today we found out just what that may mean exactly, and it’s certainly good news for those of you holding out for a 4G WiMax-enabled Playbook. It turns out that ‘summer’ may mean May 8. Now sure, that still means you have a bit of waiting to do, but on the other hand ‘summer’ could also have meant ‘in August’, so let’s hope this leak is truthful.
What you see above is an internal Sprint document that clearly states that the Playbook has been delayed until May 8. Hopefully there will be no further delays and we’ll finally see the first carrier-specific version of the Playbook launch in just a couple of weeks.
Unfortunately, we still don’t know how Sprint is going to price the tablet, but rest assured that you’ll find out as soon as we do.